'The Wizard of Oz's' yellow brick road could turn red in a horror remake of a classic film.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports: 

One of Hollywood's top studios is developing 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' into a horror film. New Line, a division of Warner Bros, bought an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. The project does not have a producer yet.

Does Dorothy double as the devil, are the munchkins murdered? We will soon find out. The novel published in 1900 was turned into a successful film starring Judy Garland as Dorothy in 1939.

The story follows Dorothy who lives in Kansas with her aunt Em, uncle Henry, and dog Toto. A tornado carries Dorothy and Toto to a magical land to battle the "Wicked Witch of the West". New Line has been successful with modestly-budgeted horror hits, including two "Conjuring" films.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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